Wiewiorowski, Tadeusz

Tadeusz Karol Wiewiorowski

November 3, 1935 - May 8, 2020

Tadeusz Karol Wiewiorowski, a retired scientist and research executive, died on May 8, 2020 at the age of 84. Dr. Wiewiorowski was born in Sopot, Poland, lived in New Orleans from 1957 to 2008 and then lived in Plano, Texas.

He attended the Polytechnical Institute in Gdansk, Poland, was a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans and earned a PhD in chemistry from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dr. Wiewiorowski worked 31 years for Freeport-McMoran Company developing new technologies in the field of natural resources. He was Vice President and Director of Research and Development with Freeport-McMoran. He was the author of numerous technical publications, an editor of a technical book and an inventor of over 30 U.S. patents.

He was a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League, a member of the American Chemical Society, and was listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He was a parishioner of Saint Andrew the Apostle Church in New Orleans and Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton Church in Plano.

He is survived by a son, Thaddeus Charles Wiewiorowski; daughter in-law, Carol Wiewiorowski; daughter, Mathilde Young; son-in-law, Craig Young and three grandchildren, Caroline Wiewiorowski, Emily Wiewiorowski and Cassandra Young.

Dr. Wiewiorowski’s wife, Mathilde Emke Wiewiorowski passed away on May 10, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Edward Ignacy Wiewiorowski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Plano, Texas or Meals on Wheels.

A private funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of invited guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

The service will also be live streamed on 2:00 p.m., Friday, May on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Tadeusz’s obituary page.

However, those who would like to honor Tadeusz and show their support to his family may come to the funeral home where ample parking is available. While you remain in your vehicle, you may watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service by standing at a minimum distance of 20 feet from the tent and 6 feet apart from one another to comply with social distancing directives or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

Youtube link for service https://youtu.be/1XakRbo7Ot8

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Eddie Murphy thought so much of you You will be missed. Rebecca Murphy, May 30, 2020 Such a gentle man in true "old world" manner. His smile was always so gracious, but always respected in both his personal and professional role. He impacted many positively in all his interactions. Know that he and Matilde are in heaven, playing bridge, and visiting with all their old friends and family.
Marilyn & Pierre Burnside, May 19, 2020 Tad, I'm so sorry to learn about the death of both your parents. I lost both of my parents, but not within two days of each other. I cannot imagine the depth of the pain you and your family must be feeling. Please accept my sincere condolences, and take comfort in knowing that they are together in heaven. Connell
Connell Vallette, May 17, 2020 Dear Uncle Tad, We will forever be grateful for your arranging of our passage to the US so that we could escape the oppression of communism in our native Poland. You welcomed us with open arms, helped our parents get jobs, helped us get into schools and become acclimated with our new free world. You were always so kind and caring. You loved our family and continued to love our children and grandchildren. You were always so proud of all our accomplishments. Your sweet soul will be greatly missed here on earth. Though you are now reunited with your parents and your brother Edward and his wife Irena, our hearts are sad to see you leave us. May you rest in peace and the perpetual light of our Lord Jesus shine upon you always. Till we meet again, your niece Maria with husband Mike and family. Maria Breaux, May 17, 2020 We, Bill and Mary and family have such pleasant memories of Tad and Mathilde. Bill worked with Tad for a time at the Freeport Lab and our children worked during the summer. We were members of St. Andrew the Apostle Church and looked forward to seeing the family at Mass, then visiting briefly afterwards. Thad and Mathilde you are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy,
Mary and Bill Hebert, May 16, 2020 I was a classmate of Tad's at Loyola. He worked very hard, and gave all the chemistry majors a wonderful example of achieving goals thru diligent effort. May he rest in peace.
Joan , May 15, 2020 Well, old friend, vaya con Dios. I will always remember you as being one of the most pleasant people I ever knew, a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing you.
Bob Putfark, May 15, 2020 I am sorry for your loss. I was a chem major at Loyola when Tad joined us. My favorite memory was the smile that never left his face.
Elliotte Harold, May 15, 2020 I miss you. Love you.
Pam, May 15, 2020 My sincere condolences go to your family. I worked for Dr. John Overby in New Orleans, and Mrs. Matilda was one of his patients. She was one of the nicest ladies to come to the office. I know it is a great loss for your family, along with her husband. May God Bless your family. We can look forward to seeing them again in Heaven. You all be safe.
Gale Byes, May 15, 2020 I met Tad and Mathilde in New Orleans around 1965 and Ted, my husband, and I were always so delighted to include them in our Bridge club and dinners as well as enjoying many evenings at their home. Tad and Mathilde are a true inspiration of not giving up in spite of adversity, health etc. My prayers go out to the family and know that they were the greatest friends I could have had.
Dolly Mortimer, May 15, 2020